Observation 188233: Battarrea phalloides (Dicks.) Pers.
When: 2014-11-06
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Two large fruiting bodies in sandy soil on the edge of a horse farm. Would have taken more field images but these were fruiting on the edge of private property on a busy road. Old specimens, opened “caps” if you want to call them that. Usually this species(from the one other encounter I’ve had with it in Kona, Hawaii) lets its spores release initially through tiny holes on top of the cap(Spots are visible in young specimens). This is a smart way for the species to let spores start from such a high tower, so to speak, to disperse over long distances through poor and sandy/desert soils.

I have hear that this species can be locally common some years in our high desert dry climate.

Elevation: 1500ft.

Temp: low 40’s.

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/battarrea_phalloides.html

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Next to my foot(size 11.5) and backpack for scale.
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Next to my foot(size 11.5) and backpack for scale.
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Next to my foot(size 11.5) and backpack for scale.

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